Deborah Blackwell, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor & Director, Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing Online Program. Charlotte Campus
  • School of Nursing

Office: 101 North Tryson Street, 28266, Charlotte, North Caroline
Phone: 704-378-8178
Email: de.blackwell@northeastern.edu

Education and Training:
CNE    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
CAGS  University of South Carolina, Columbia
PhD     The University of Texas at Austin
MS       Maternal-Child Nursing, University of Delaware
BSN     Radford University

Board Certifications: 
Adult Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing (NLN)

Funding:
Herman, J., Blackwell, D., & McComb, T. Web Based Outreach for Pregnant African-American Women. NIH-AREA. Amount Funded: $144,500. Funded August 1, 2001-November 30, 2003.
Blackwell, D. & Groves, T. Web-Based RN-to-BSN Education Grant. South Carolina Colleagues in Caring. Amount Funded: $14,000. Funded July 1, 2000- January 15, 2002.
Blackwell, D. (Spring, 1999). Gestational weight gain patterns in adolescent African- American women. SCNF. Amount Funded: $1,500.00 . Funded September 30, 1999- August 31, 2000.
Blackwell, D. (Spring, 1999). CASI and nutrition education in pregnant teens. ANF. Amount Funded: $4,684.00. Funded October 1, 1999- September 30, 2000.
Blackwell, D. (Summer, 1998). Gestational weight gain in African-American women: An examination of pre-pregnancy weight, patterns of maternal weight gain, and postpartum weight retention. University of South Carolina, College of Nursing. Amount Funded: $2850.00 intramural seed funding.

Publications:
Blackwell, D. & Blackwell, J. (2015).  Pregnant patients.  In Goolsby, M.J. & Grubbs, L. (Eds.), Advanced assessment: Interpreting findings and formulating differential diagnoses (3rd edition). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company.

Blackwell, D. & Blackwell, J. (2011).  Pregnant patients.  In Goolsby, M.J. & Grubbs, L. (Eds.), Advanced assessment: Interpreting findings and formulating differential diagnoses (2nd edition). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company.

Blackwell, D. & Blackwell, J. (2006).  Pregnant patients.  In Goolsby, M.J. & Grubbs, L. (Eds.), Advanced assessment: Interpreting findings and formulating differential diagnoses (1st edition). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company.

Herman, J., Mock, K., Blackwell, D., & Hulsey, T. (2005). Use of a Pregnancy Support Web Site by Low-Income African American Women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecolo gic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). 34 (6), 713-720.

Blackwell, D. (2002). Prenatal care services in the public and private arena. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 14 (12), 562-567.

Blackwell, D. (2002) CASI and nutrition education in pregnant teens. Clinical Nursing Research, 11 (4), 450-462.

Blackwell, D., Elam, S., & Blackwell, J. (2000). Cancer during pregnancy: A health care dilemma. JOGNN. 29 (4), 405-412.

Blackwell, D., & Blackwell, J. (1999). Building alternative families: Helping lesbian couples find the path to parenthood. AWHONN Lifelines. 3 (5), 45-48.

Simpson, C., Pruitt, R., Blackwell, D., & Swearingen, S. (1997). Preventing pregnancy in early adolescence: Identifying risks. Advances for Nurse Practitio ners. 5 (4), 22-29,96.

Blackwell, J., & Blackwell, D.A. (1997). Menopause: Life event or medical disease?  The Clinical Nurse Specialist. 11, 7-10.

Rew, L., Bechtel, D., & Sapp, A. (1993). Self-as-instrument in qualitative research. Nursing Research. 42: 300-301.

Bechtel, D. (1993). The experience of prenatal care in women of childbearing age: An interpretive interactionist approach. Doctoral Dissertation. Austin, Texas: The University of Texas at Austin.

Bechtel, D. (1985). First-born children’s attendance at parent-sibling adaptation programs and their adaptation to the newborn.  Master’s Thesis. Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware

MANUSCRIPTS:

Blackwell, D. (2001) Program evaluation of a postpartum home visitation program. Manuscript. Submitted to Issues in Interdisciplinary Care in September 2001.

Blackwell, D. (2001). Gestational weight gain in pregnant adolescents. Manuscript. Submitted to the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing in September 2001.

Blackwell. D. (2001). The experience of prenatal care in women of childbearing age. Manuscript. Submitted to JOGNN in August 2001.

Blackwell, J., & Blackwell, D. (1999). A comparison of the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II with parts of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form:  Do both equally measure the same concepts. Manuscript. Revised and resubmitted in 2001.

Whaley, E., & Blackwell, D. (1997). Estrogen and its effects on memory. Manuscript. Submitted for publication in 1997.

Blackwell, D. (1995).  Assessment of fetal heart rate during early and late pregnancy. Manuscript. Submitted for publication in 1995.

Blackwell, D. (1995).  The experience of prenatal care in women of childbearing age. Manuscript. Submitted for publication in 1995 and 1996.

Blackwell, D. (1994).  Bleeding disorders in late pregnancy: Differential diagnosis and management of Placenta Previa and Abruptio Placentae. Manuscript. Submitted for publication in 1994.

Honors & Awards:
Recipient, The Great 100 Nurses, North Carolina, 2013
Virginia Kelly CRNA Scholar, American Nurses Foundation (ANF), 1999
South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF) Research Award, 1999
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1993
Who’s Who in American Nursing, 1990-Present
Federal Traineeship, Graduate Nursing Education, 1990-1993
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, 1982-Present
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1981-Present
Panhellenic Scholastic Award Highest G.P.A.–Pledge Semester, 1980

Professional and Community Service:
Action Team 2 Member, South Carolina Institute of Medicine – 2011 to present
Member, BSN Advisory Committee, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences – 2011 to 2016
Member, Centralina RIBN Workgroup – 2010 to Present
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing- Appeal Panel – 2014 to Present
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing-Evaluation Review Panel – 2008 to Present
Team Chair, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing – 2006 to Present
Program Evaluator, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing – 2004 to Present
Member, North Carolina ADN Deans and Directors – 2002 to 2016
Member, North Carolina Alliance of Hospital Based Schools of Nursing Executive Committee – 2002 to 2011
Co-chair, AWHONN 2006 National Convention Program Committee, 2004 to 2006
Member,  Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses National Childbearing and Newborn Advisory Panel- 2002 to 2004
Member, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), National Research Committee – 2000 to Present
Second Vice President, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Xi chapter- 2000 to 2002
Member, College of Nursing, University of South Carolina Steering Committee – 1999
Volunteer, Teen Clinic, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital Columbia, South Carolina – 1998 to 2002
Volunteer, Columbia Women’s Shelter Columbia, South Carolina – 1997 to 2002
Member, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health (NANPRH) – 1998
Member, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) – 1999 to 2001
Secretary-Treasurer, South Carolina Section AWHONN – 1998 to 2000
Member, 1999 Convention Program Committee AWHONN – 1997 to 1999
Undergraduate Committee, University of South Carolina College of Nursing, Member (1997-1999); Chair (1999-2001)
Advisor,  Student Nurses Association, Clemson University School of Nursing – 1996 to 1997
Member, March of Dimes, Greenville County Community Committee – 1996 to 1997
Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Clemson University School of Nursing – Fall 1996
Proposal Reviewer, SCNF Research Grant- Summer 1996
Conference Chair, AWHONN South Carolina Section Conference Planning Committee- 1996 to 1997
Faculty Senate Representative, University Union Board Clemson University – Spring 1996
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Clemson University School of Nursing – Spring 1996
Member , Honors and Awards Committee, Clemson University College of Health, Education, and Human Development- Spring 1996
Faculty Reviewer for Addison-Wesley Nursing Publications – 1995 to Present
Representative, Focus South Carolina, Clemson University School of Nursing – Summer 1995
Member, American Association of University Professors- 1994 to Present
Member, Conference Committee, Sigma Theta Tau, Clemson University School of Nursing – 1993 to 1996
Member, Zeta Tau Alpha Alumni Upstate Chapter- 1993 to 1997
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member (1993-1995), Chair (1995-1997), Clemson University School of Nursing
Member, South Carolina Nurses Association – 1993 to 2002
President, Association of Nurses in Graduate School, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing – 1992 to 1993
Representative, Cabinet of College Councils, The University of Texas at Austin – 1992 to 1993
Liaison, Foundation Advisory Council, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing- 1992 to 1993
Lay Case Manager, Teenage Parent Council of Austin Stepping Stone Program, Austin, Texas – 1992 to 1993
Steering Committee Member, Community Action Plan for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Austin, Texas – 1992
Member, Texas Nurses Association – 1990 to 1993
Regional Faculty Neonatal Resuscitation Certification Program – 1989 to 1994
Pennsylvania Nurses Association Membership Committee, District 16, Member By-Laws Committee, District 16, Chairperson – 1985 to 1990
Member, American Nurses Association – 1985 to Present
Member, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) – 1984 to Present